I-29 Moo University webinar to discuss long-term dairy trends

Iowa State University Extension
Dairy cows being milked.

The I-29 Moo University Dairy Webinar Series continues Thursday, Nov. 10, from noon to 1 p.m. with a focus on long-term dairy supply and demand trends.

The webinar will feature food and agriculture consultant Betty Berning, operator of Betty Berning Consulting, which provides services ranging from supply chain optimization to market intelligence for the food and agricultural sector. Berning will help producers learn about how dairy supply and demand are shifting globally and what that means for U.S. dairy.

“With the world-wide production declining and the current strong demand for dairy products bolstering prices, all eyes are on the future – the value of the dollar, recession and world politics that can change the situation in a heart-beat,” explained Fred Hall, dairy specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. “Berning will share her insights on what’s ahead for the dairy industry.”

In addition to serving as an analyst for the Daily Dairy Report, Berning has extensive experience in the agricultural supply chain and has held a wide variety of roles including senior dairy buyer at General Mills, loan officer at Farm Credit, and extension educator at the University of Minnesota, and has worked on her family’s dairy farm in Central Minnesota. These experiences have enabled her to understand both the challenges farmers face as well as the decision-making processes of food companies and consumers.

Dairy producers and allied industry representatives are invited to join the Nov. 10 webinar. The webinar is free to attend, but registration is required at least one hour before the webinar. To register, visit https://go.iastate.edu/O55DC7.

For more information, contact: in Iowa, Fred M. Hall at 712-737-4230; in Minnesota, Jim Salfer at 320-203-6093; or in South Dakota, Heidi Carroll at 605-688-6623.